Nottingham welcome the Blaze to the National Ice Centre for their second meeting of the season the Lions having already gained the away win at Coventry the last time the teams met with a 1-4 result.
The Coventry team has had a real baptism of fire this season and that has left them struggling somewhat at the wrong end of the conference table. It is true to say that the Blaze have found the past few seasons a real battle to stay in contention but that has not been due to their lack of effort as they do turn up for games and will always give it their best shot.
The Blaze have suffered some quite heavy defeats on occasions but have just kept on trying to always make a game of it even when the odds are well and truly against them achieving much, if anything, in a game.
Both goalies David Roxburgh, and Graham Laverick have seen more than their fair share of rubber to date and the Blaze are only eight games into what might feel a very long season for the team as a whole but for the goalies in particular.
The Lions played in Sheffield last night so the Coventry team might be hoping that the home team may be feeling a little jaded and slow the pace down somewhat. From the Lions point of view that would be the wrong move as would a complacent attitude on the night.
Head Coach Matt Bradbury spoke about last nights game in Sheffield "We all have a bad day in the office and last night was ours, the players know they have let each other down and the team want to put the records right. The good thing is that we don't have to wait for a week to get ourselves sorted and we will go to work against the Blaze tonight."
"We played some really good hockey and dominated for lengthy spells however we let our concentration slip mainly in the middle 20 and we were made to pay for it!"
The Blaze will be seeking a lift to their season and any opposition taking them lightly just might see the game slipping away and this Coventry team snatching some welcome points to get their season on the move.
Face off off this evening at The National Ice Centre is at 7.30pm